Parents demand privacy protection after school approves transgender bathroom use

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EAG News by Victor Skinner

Gender confusion

OCALA, Fla. – A Florida school district is protecting the privacy rights of its students by requiring that transgender students use the bathroom that correlates to their biological sex. A new transgender policy under review by the Marion County School Board would restrict transgender students to school restroom facilities based on their biological gender, rather than “gender identity,” and would go into effect on Wednesday if officially approved at Tuesday’s meeting, the Ocala Star Banner reports.

The resolution, discussed by board members Thursday, states that transgender students are “not a protected class under federal or state law or under Marion County Public School policy,” according to the news site.

“Male and female users of MCPS single-sex facilities reasonably expect not to be exposed to persons of the opposite sex while using those facilities.”

The issue surfaced after a Vanguard High School teacher alerted principal…

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